HAWK’s NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND PICKS: 2017 Edition
Picked 3 of 4 correct winners in the Wildcard Round last week. 4 more to pick this week as we enter the second round of the playoffs.
Saturday Night Divisional Playoffs
#3 Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) at #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
(-5.0) (O/U 51.5) 1:35 PM Fox
We start the second round of the playoffs with a good one. These two teams faced off during week 6. It was played in Seattle and the Seahawks pulled off a dramatic 26-24 victory.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Falcons leading receiver Julio Jones went toe to toe the whole game, but Jones got the better of him, statistically anyways. He had 7 catches for 139 yards and a Td on 9 targets. But it was Sherman that had a crucial stop on 4th and 10 in the final 1:39 of the game that would end the Falcons final attempt at a comeback.
Stopping the best receiver in the NFL is no small task but Seattle’s depleted secondary that is missing Earl Thomas will have to do just that. Sherman was not guarding Jones every play last game but he may have to be in this time. Atlanta struggled to run the ball against the Seahawks in the week 6 matchup, which is no surprise. Few teams in the league have been able to run against Bobby Wagner and company this season as they rank 7th best in the league.
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Finished the regular season 7-9, Which puts my season record at 137-117-2. But just like that it is the best time of the year: The NFL playoffs.
DoubleB may disagree with me as he believes that March Madness is the best time of the year. He has a point, and a good argument, but in my humble opinion NFL playoffs get the edge, just slightly. That being said I still have gone to Las Vegas for March Madness for the last seven years, and it is a damn good experience.
So let’s rock and roll. ITS WILDCARD TIME!!!!
Saturday Night Wildcard games
#5 Oakland Raiders (12-4) at #4 Houston Texans (9-7)
(-3.5) (O/U 36.5) 1:35 PM
Let me preface this by saying that I respect Raider fans as i’ve said many times before.
This is the first time in 13 years that they have had a winning season. Facebook wasn’t even invented last time they made the playoffs, yet “Raider Nation” has stood by their team the whole time.
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Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
(+2.5) (O/U 49.0)
I think it will be interesting to see two of the best in the game at their positions go at in this one as PSteelers receiver Antonio Brown will face off against cornerback Josh Norman. Brown is one of the most unstoppable receivers in the game, but Norman is good enough to keep him semi contained.
Either way the Steelers have a stacked offense and should find a way to get it done against Washington.
Pick: Steelers 31-20
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That’s what I’m talking about!!
Started to get back on track with my picks in week 3, going 11-5. Should have been 12-4 but I went on a limb and picked the Chiefs on Monday Night. In order to be successful picking NFL games you have to pick against the grain from time to time. This puts me even so far this year with a record of 24-24 and its starts to get just a little bit easier (hopefully) in week 4 as I have a better idea of the identity of all 32 teams now.
Note: Hawk’s picks for Sunday’s games will be released tomorrow afternoon.
Thursday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore has lost their first 3 games of the year, Pittsburgh has lost Ben Roethlisberger for 4-6 after an MCL sprain. Once again here comes Michael Vick. Apparently we haven’t seen the last of him yet.
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Hawk’s Preview of the AFC West, which includes the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Like they so often do the Ravens slipped into the playoffs as a wildcard team once again. In fact since John Harbaugh
became head coach 7 years ago they have only missed the playoffs once, in 2013, and have been a wildcard team in 5 of those 6 playoff years
. They would go to Pittsburgh in 2014 as a 6 seed and defeat the 3rd seeded Steelers 30-17
, then fall to the Patriots in the Divisional round 35-31.
QB Joe Flacco
will enter his 8th year as the Ravens QB and had his best year to date in 2014 throwing for 3,986 yards. 27 Td’s and only 12 Int’s for a QB rating of 91.0. Flacco’s numbers have never been eye popping but he limits his mistakes and has proven himself over and over again to be clutch come playoff time
Fiery, shit talking veteran Steve Smith
had yet another great year in 2014 with 79 catches for 1065 yards and 6 Td’s. After 15 years of consistently being one of the league’s best receivers, Smith has decided that he will retire at the end of this season
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LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, BOYS AND GIRLS IT’S NFL PLAYOFF TIME! Last week I racked up a 9-7 record in My NFL picks and finished the regular season year with a 139-86-1 record. I plan on a much better regular season record next year. It’s a new year now as the playoffs have officially started. So let’s pick some playoff games.
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Seahawks are back on MNF, who does the Hawk think will prevail in Week 5 action?…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 5 Edition.
Since The Hawk started making his picks in week 2 he has a 25-16 overall record, including a 7-5 mark last week.
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